The Nokia N9 may not have the 12-megapixel resolution of the N8, but Nokia says it's faster than it's stablemate – in fact, it's the quickest phone of all when it comes to firing up the camera and taking a shot.
HTC, however, doesn't agree. It reckons that if Nokia had included the Sensation in its list of likely rivals, it wouldn't have been so quick to make a fuss.
Nokia's cameraphone 'latency test' – a measure of the time it takes from activating a smartphone's camera to the shutter firing to capture an image, places the Nokia N9 as the fastest cameraphone in town, with the whole process occurring in just 2.6 seconds.
However, the flaw in Nokia's plan was that in comparing the N9 to other phones it was lining up a phone that had yet to launch against others that were already on the market.
It clearly wasn't timely enough to get its hands on the HTC Sensation, for instance, and HTC has wasted no time in pointing out the fact on Twitter, albeit in slightly clumsy fashion.
“The HTC Sensation's camera is the quickest draw in the West (and East, and South and North...),” the company's tweet reads, followed by a link to a test by Stuff-review (no link to the popular tech mag Stuff, in case you're wondering) that claims the Sensation gets the job done in around two seconds, clearly undercutting the N9.
The whole thing is decidedly unscientific, of course, and a fair few people would be tempted to throw out a well-placed “who cares?” in response. From the looks of it, though, it seems HTC and Nokia do, for starters...